Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
interrogation techniques. the targeted killing program and the use of drones. diane feinstein gavels in the hearing after an interruption from protesters. >> i ask that this room be cleared right now with the capitol police -- will the capitol police please come in and clear a room? -- clear the room? all signs out. if the capitol police will clear a room, please. [indiscernible] >> please clear the room. please clear the room. all right. we should clear the entire room and let people back in. >> we need more capitol police is what we need. will trylet's -- we and start. [gavel] >> begin this hearing and let me say right up front that the process is that people are respectful, that they cannot tear, they do not hiss, they do not show signs. this is to listen. if that is a problem for anybody ask you to leave the room now. because what we will do is remove you from the room. let there be no doubt. so if i may, i would like to begin. the committee meets today in open session to consider the nomination of john brennan to be the 21st director of the central intelligence agency and the fi
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
feinstein, but not anybody else? until we literally bludgeoned them, diane and i, to include everybody. it is amazing. i pursue dianne feinstein's statement about staff. under the previous administration, when you have a briefing with the president or the vice president and the cia and others, you are not allowed to -- i can remember when pat roberts was the chairman and i was vice chairman, we were not allowed to talk to each other driving up and driving back. staff were allowed to do nothing. you are surrounded by people who work with you and fill you in. people who are experts. we are, too. they've got to be part of this. wende olc comes, it should come to them also. i strongly agree with the chairman's views on that. in the enhance interrogation techniques matter, a handful of former cia officials who were personally invested in defending the interrogation program, largely because their professional reputations depend , i think it does a great disservice to discuss this issue. you understand that this took six years to write, not just 6000 pages. perhaps longer. 30,000 footnotes. w
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
is a result of a bipartisan effort of congresswoman cathy mcmorris rodgers and congresswoman diane degette, both members of the energy and commerce committee. they've worked long and hard on this legislation. it has great promise for increased hydropower development across the nation. we're delighted to bring it tooth floor today. at this time, i would like to yield two minutes to the gentlelady from washington, cathy mcmorris rodgers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. ms. mcrorries -- mrs. mcmorris rodgers: i ride in support of h.r. 267 which i introduced with my good friend from colorado, representative diana degette. as we continue to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy we must remember to include our nation's largest, cleanest, most affordable, reliable, and renewable energy source. hydropower. sustainable hydropower is part of a strong economy. the to the see the potential and benefits of hydropower, all you have to do is look at my home state of washington state. over 57% of our electricity comes from hydropower. it's clean and renewable.
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
a lot of substance to that job. elizabethr dian warren. going for, my only real solution is to elect really good people who can say at times, i worked for red state, read district member in 2010 and the health care bill was a loud, contentious, very politically difficult fight to have. -- red district. one of the proudest moments i've ever had was that member came to me and said "i cannot live with myself if i voted against this bill." whenever the political consequences, that bill passed and i think we will survive moving record. those are the people that we need in congress. i don't see much of another solution to it other than. >> i know the internet is not going away or the cable news. you can watch events happen lives, and the instant reaction to everything. you don't even have a chance to separate from the moment, because everybody is passing judgment on what is happening. i hear what you are saying. >> it lines up extremely well with the new data. the pew research center yesterday indicated 50% -- rather 56 percent of americans say that current members of congress are to blame